This Indian origin politician could be next PM of Britain

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson may have to step down. If Boris Johnson steps down, Indian-origin Rishi Sunak could become Britain’s next prime minister. 

Boris Johnson is accused of having a booze party during the coronavirus lockdown and it may cost him dearly. 

The media and the opposition have heavily criticised Boris Johnson over the issue, which is increasing the pressure on the incumbent British PM. 

According to the British media, if Boris Johnson resigns, he could be replaced by Indian industrialist Narayan Murthy’s son-in-law and UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak.

British PM Boris Johnson has apologized for joining a garden party during the 2020 lockdown caused by the coronavirus in the country and said some things were “not taken right” by his government. 

Boris Johnson and his staff at a party in the garden of the Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence during the lockdown are facing public outrage over claims that epidemiological sanctions have been violated.

There is a lot of speculation that Rishi Sunak could be made the next Prime Minister of Britain. Online gambling company Betfair believes the clock is ticking for Johnson, 57, and that he could resign as PM at any time. Joe Johnson, 57, is under increasing pressure to resign not only from opposition parties but also from his own party, Betfair has said.

Who is Rishi Sunak?

Rishi Sunak is followed by Liz Truss (Foreign Minister) and then Michael Gove (Cabinet Minister). But Sunak’s chances are high. Sunak graduated from Winchester College and studied economics, philosophy, and politics at Oxford University. He has done MBA from Stanford University, USA.

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Prior to entering politics, Rishi Sunak had worked in investment bank Goldman Sachs and hedge funds. He also formed an investment firm. He also set up a $100 million global investment firm. Sunak’s father was a doctor and his mother ran a chemist’s shop. They had gone to London from Punjab. He is currently the Finance Minister of the United Kingdom (UK).

first published:Jan. 15, 2022, 10:09 a.m.

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